Notice Concerning Sticking a Uniform Anti-Counterfeit Symbol on Audiovisual Products

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MoCM No. (1996)70

 

7 August 1996

 

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal culture offices (bureaus), administrative audiovisual product management entities:

In order to further attack illegal publications and unlawful business activities such as “making pornography”, “selling pornography”, smuggling, piracy, etc., strengthening checking and management of the audiovisual market, effectively protect intellectual property rights, the Ministry of Culture has decided to stick a uniform anti-counterfeit symbol on audiovisual products nationwide, the relevant regulations are notified as follows:

 

I, All lawful audiovisual products entering the circulation domain in the form of commercial products must bear a Ministry of Culture-supervised and issued “Audiovisual Product Anti-Counterfeit Symbol” (hereafter simply named anti-counterfeit symbol).

 

II, The anti-counterfeit symbol is a coloured round laser figure with a 2 cm  diameter, divided into an inner and outer circle, between the inner and outer circle, on two sides, there are the two characters for “audiovisual”, with horizontal and vertical strokes connected, at the upper end, there is a musical stave, at the lower end, there is the symbol’s code section.

 

III, The anti-counterfeit symbol shall be stuck on the upper left corner of audiovisual product covers, to facilitate recognition.

 

IV, Audiovisual publishing work units openly distributing audiovisual products to the market shall according to the audiovisual product distribution quantities of that work unit, apply for anti-counterfeit symbols with the Ministry of Culture.

One section comprises 50.000 anti-counterfeit symbols. When distributing audiovisual products, successive numbers are to be used for all audiovisual product varieties, and a registration list is to be drawn up and reported to the provincial, autonomous region or municipal audiovisual product management entity and the Ministry of Culture for filing, with the aim of examination and approval.

 

V, From the day of promulgation of this notice, audiovisual product wholesale, retail and rental work units must conduct clean-up of purchased and stored but unsold audiovisual products, all those on which the anti-counterfeit symbol has not been stuck must be listed in a registered, and after reporting to the local administrative audiovisual product management entity that checks there are no error, the original publishing work unit shall issue anti-counterfeit symbol for sticking on the products.

 

VI, From 1 October 1996, audiovisual publishing work units distributing audiovisual products must stick anti-counterfeit symbols.

 

VII, From 1 January 1997, audiovisual products offered for wholesale, retail, rental and screening on which no anti-counterfeit symbol is stuck, shall be considered as illegal audiovisual publications without exception, and may not circulate on the market in any way.

 

VIII, Audiovisual product anti-counterfeit symbols are produced and issued under supervision of the Ministry of Commerce, any work unit or individual may not alter, forge, sell or buy, or transfer them, offenders will be punished according to the law.

 

IX, All levels’ administrative audiovisual product management entities shall immediately transmit and implement the provisions of this Notice to audiovisual product publishing and distribution work units in their jurisdiction, do well audiovisual product uniform anti-counterfeit symbol sticking work, and at the same time strengthen audiovisual market checking and management, all audiovisual products not having a uniform anti-counterfeit symbol within the provided time limits are confiscated without exception, and punishment will be imposed according to the provisions of the “Audiovisual Product Management Regulations.”

关于音像制品加贴统一防伪标识的通知

文市发(1996)70号

(1996年8月7日)

各省、自治区、直辖市文化厅(局),音像制品行政管理部门:

为了进一步打击非法音像制品和“制黄”、“贩黄”、走私、盗版等违法经营活动,加强音像市场的稽查管理,有效地保护知识产权,文化部决定全国音像制品加贴统一防伪标识,现将有关规定通知如下:

一、凡以商品形式进入流通领域的合法音像制品必须加贴文化部监制发放的“音像制品防伪标识”(以下简称防伪标识)。

二、防伪标识为直径2CM的圆形彩色激光图形,分内外两圆,内外圆之间两侧有“音像”二字,水平横杠连接,上端是五线谱音符,下端是标识的编码号段。

三、防伪标识应贴在音像制品封面的左上方,以便识别。

四、向市场公开发行音像制品的音像出版单位应根据本单位音像制品的发行量向文化部申领防伪标识。

防伪标识每5万枚为一个号段。 发行音像制品每个品种应使用连续号段,并登记造册报所在省、自治区、直辖市音像制品行政管理部门和文化部备案,以便查验。

五、自本通知发布之日起,音像制品批发、零售、出租单位须对购进及库存尚未销售的音像制品进行清理,凡未加贴防伪标识的均须造册登记,报所在地音像制品行政管理部门核验无误后,由原出版单位发给防伪标识进行加贴。

六、1996年10月1日起, 音像出版单位发行音像制品必须加贴防伪标识。

七、1997年1月1日起,批发、零售、出租和放映的音像制品未加贴防伪标识的,一律视为非法音像制品,不得以任何形式在市场上流通。

八、音像制品防伪标识由文化部监制、发放,任何单位和个人不得涂改、伪造、买卖、转让,违者依法处罚。

九、各级音像制品行政管理部门,应立即向本辖区音像制品出版、发行单位传达落实本通知规定,做好音像制品统一加贴防伪标识工作,同时加强音像市场稽查管理,凡在规定时限没有加贴统一防伪标识的音像制品一律收缴,并根据《音像制品管理条例》的规定予以处罚。

 

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